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The Social Goals of Schooling
Transcript of The Social Goals of Schooling
Improving children’s health with school nurses, doctors and dentists; regulating students' cleanliness and providing health instruction
Regulating sexuality through sex education courses
Improving the nutrition of students with school cafeterias and home economics instruction
Creating a sense of community through after-school programs and extracurricular activities and building school spirit Reducing Crime Horace Mann
"Train a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.'
wanted to break down the barrier between rich and poor
So does public schooling reduce crime?
increased schooling correlates with increased crime rates
relationship between level of educational attainment and criminal convictions
Mann was unable to predict school crime
Mary Ann Limbos The Whole Child Goes to School Schools turned into a general welfare institution
Schools built community through extracurricular activities
Schools were to play a major role in improving the quality of American families
David Labaree: School Syndrome
IV.The Problem of Determining Moral Values: Religion and Secularism Teaching moral values
Ross (supported Mann’s ideas)
No Child Left Behind 2002 V.Regulating Sexuality Through Sex Education Courses •Early sex education courses taught that sexual control was necessary for proper home functioning
•Sex outside of marriage was a potential threat to the stability of the family
•Beth Bailey: high school standardized youth culture and created ritualized dating patterns.
•The No Child Left Behind Act Conclusion Schools find it difficult to accomplish many of these social goals
Reform of the family through early childhood education is a social goal of schooling.
Attempts to use public schools as an attempt to solve social problems will continue to raise problems about what values should dominate character education and how to reconcile secular and religious values. References Labaree, D. (2012). School syndrome: Understanding the USA’s magical belief that schooling can somehow improve society, promote access, and preserve advantage. Journal Of Curriculum Studies, 44(2), 143-163.
Limbos, M. P., & Casteel, C. (2008). Schools and Neighborhoods: Organizational and Environmental Factors Associated With Crime in Secondary Schools. Journal Of School Health, 78(10), 539-544.